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Aerospace Jam with the Milwaukee Bucks

October 24, 2018

‘Aerospace Jam’ event with Milwaukee Bucks to connect top STEM students with aerospace industry

Students from 28 colleges and universities from around the state will have an opportunity to meet with leading companies to learn about career opportunities.

On October 27, 2018, WSGC will co-host the inaugural Aerospace Jam with the Milwaukee Bucks, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, and Wisconsin Aerospace Partners at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee. This half-day student event will feature many of the 300+ aerospace industry companies in the state of Wisconsin and many of the WSGC Academic Institutions. College and high school students will have an opportunity to:

  • NETWORK with aerospace industry leaders
  • DISCOVER available careers from some of the 300+ Wisconsin companies in the aerospace industry
  • EXPLORE academic programs

We invite you to attend. The first 300 students (and chaperones) to register will receive a FREE ticket to the Buck’s game, along with a $10 Concession voucher. Register at

  • 12:45pm - 1:20pm: College and Aerospace Industry Career Check In
  • 1:25pm - 1:30pm: Welcome
  • 1:30pm-1:45pm:  Keynote Address by Haley Anderson, Sierra Nevada Corporation
  • 1:45pm - 4:00pm: College and Aerospace Industry Vendor Fair
  • 4:00pm: Exit Aerospace Jam and pick up ticket
  • 6:00pm: Arena opens
  • 7:30pm: Tip-off Bucks vs. Magic!

We encourage our academic and industry partners to register for a vendor booth at the Aerospace Jam. Industry folks will have an opportunity to chat with and potentially recruit Wisconsin’s top STEM students, while our universities and colleges can recruit high school students for next fall.

Meet the Featured Guest Speaker

Haley Anderson, Project Engineer
Sierra Nevada Corporation, Space Systems

Haley Anderson is a Project Engineer for Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems division in Madison, Wisconsin; currently working in Life Support Systems, Thermal Control Systems, Hydroponics, and Propulsion where she contributes her varied talents to new advancements in space exploration. Haley is a tenacious advocate for solving the ‘unsolvable’ and “she has repeatedly demonstrated the ability to break down the needs across programs and to strategize a resolution that pulls together individuals in traditionally “stove-piped” positions to work in concert towards a common objective. She strives to understand the obstacles and roadblocks that exist and how to keep herself and others accountable to removing said roadblocks to get the task at hand completed.” In her nearly ten year career in aerospace, she has helped design and pattern the space suit–leading the anthropometric research between the suit and capsule systems, managed high level projects under the new shuttle (SLS) program and acted as the subcontract representative with NASA communications in projects totaling over $70M. She has modeled vehicle interfaces in ANSYS, MATLAB, and CRADLE, and wrote programming to update the fluid dynamic outputs of one of NASA’s largest hypersonic wind tunnels. She has also been highly involved in her community to promote STEAM (particularly for young women) and organized regional events for her church’s youth. Haley is a wife to another engineering mind and mother to two young children. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Boise State University with a dual major in Mechanical Engineering and Theatre.

Meet Bucks Aerospace Vendors

Advanced Design Concepts
Ardon Tool Corporation
Carthage College
First Robotics
Marquette University
Menet Aero
Milwaukee Area Science Advocates
Milwaukee Area Technical College
Milwaukee School of Engineering
SMT Corporation
Spaceport Sheboygan
Spin Craft
Towers-Nolan Consulting
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
University of Wisconsin-Superior
Vibetech Global
Wisconsin Aerospace Partners
Wisconsin Air National Guard (the 128th)
Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing and Productivity
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation


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